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    How much did Arnold lift in his prime?

    We all know hes a BBing god but in terms of strength does anyone know how much his biggest lifts were? bench press, squat curl, leg press, lats, anything im just curious.
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    I dont know I heard he used to workout with 400 lbs. but anyways who cares how much people curl?
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    im not like trying to compete with him lol im just wondering.
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    arnold said "nice bench, but horrible squat" about one of his competitors when watching him workout. i think the guy had a 400 bench and 220 squat. so now we know arnolds squat was well over 220 and was somewhere near or thought that 400 was respectable
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    In "Pumping iron" it showed Arnold working squats with 3 plates on each side of the bar. Now if those were 100lbs plates or 45lbs plates..i dunno.
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    in his book he refered to 450 lb benches as 'super heavy'
    I know he did some powerlifting so his numbers were probubly all respectable to great
    I HEARD something about him curling 215 or so for 6 or 8 reps I can't recall
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    Originally posted by Kane Fan
    in his book he refered to 450 lb benches as 'super heavy'
    I know he did some powerlifting so his numbers were probubly all respectable to great
    I HEARD something about him curling 215 or so for 6 or 8 reps I can't recall
    **** yeah with those arms he could probably curl jesus.
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    Originally posted by Kane Fan
    in his book he refered to 450 lb benches as 'super heavy'
    I know he did some powerlifting so his numbers were probubly all respectable to great
    I HEARD something about him curling 215 or so for 6 or 8 reps I can't recall
    If youve seen Pumping iron look at lou ferrigno ****ing curling.. hes got like 255 on there when there throwing weight on...

    As far as arnold he could do like 400 8-10 times.. squat about the same.. i see pictures of him working with 405 on squat
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    Originally posted by Alexxx
    **** yeah with those arms he could probably curl jesus.
    Haha, twice today you either mentioned Jesus or crucifixion. Is something on your mind, Judas?
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    Originally posted by bLeDZePPeLiN69
    Is something on your mind, Judas?
    You spelled Jesus wrong.
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    LOL. That's classic.

    JUDAS- the one who sold Jesus out; see "traitor".

    I'm not even going to start to call you an assclown because you would say I spelled "very nice guy" wrong, too.
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    I saw in his bb encyclopedia a picture of him benching at a beach under the chest section and the caption said something like 'i was able to bench 425 for reps due to the crowd watching me.'
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    Originally posted by bLeDZePPeLiN69
    LOL. That's classic.

    JUDAS- the one who sold Jesus out; see "traitor".

    I'm not even going to start to call you an assclown because you would say I spelled "very nice guy" wrong, too.
    lol i think he was kidding with that. anyhoo that crucifixion thing i wrote like 2 days ago.

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    In his book he mentions doing reps with 450. In Pumping Iron he is squating 600+
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    Originally posted by nosliw
    arnold said "nice bench, but horrible squat" about one of his competitors when watching him workout. i think the guy had a 400 bench and 220 squat. so now we know arnolds squat was well over 220 and was somewhere near or thought that 400 was respectable
    Sure he didn't say that about himself?? Who is ol' No Quads Arnie to judge someone elses squat? He is one of my favourite bodybuilders, but seriously - that man belongs in my gym at home, where 98% of people do nothing but chest and arms. His back wasn't outstanding, his calves were **** to start out, and his quads were never impressive.
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    dude. arnolds back was MASSIVE. his legs maybe not amazing but nothing to be ashamed of for a professional bodybuilder.
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    Originally posted by Ihateeveryone
    Sure he didn't say that about himself?? Who is ol' No Quads Arnie to judge someone elses squat? He is one of my favourite bodybuilders, but seriously - that man belongs in my gym at home, where 98% of people do nothing but chest and arms. His back wasn't outstanding, his calves were **** to start out, and his quads were never impressive.
    whooow, slow down there. i'm a sergio fan, but what you just said is plainly incorrect. arnolds back was huge, if you look at pics of him at a young age he had a very big back even then (before the roids). he had a 19.5" calves but yes his legs were not outstanding but wasn't bad for his size. did you ever think maybe he just didn't want big thighs that would brush and give him rashes while he walked?
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    ever think it was because he had probally the best symmetry of all time that he didn't have 40 inch quads? When Arnold was at his best he had 23 inch arms and 23 inchs calves.. lets seem your puny ass get half of that
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    Arnold didn't have massive legs because he didn't have to. Bodybuilding was judged quite differently back then compared to today. Given his enormous success, I'd say Arnold gave the judges what they were looking for and didn't waste time on areas the judges felt to be secondary.

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    Originally Posted by Ebonn101 View Post
    We all know hes a BBing god but in terms of strength does anyone know how much his biggest lifts were? bench press, squat curl, leg press, lats, anything im just curious.
    According to Arnold himself on some late night Talk show he said His max bench was 550 lbs, and his max dead lift was 800lbs
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